1980 Football Team

Overall Record: 10-2 Conference Record: 8-0
Conference Finish: 1st place
National Ranking: AP - No. 4, UPI - No. 4
Coach: Glenn E. "Bo" Schembechler
Captain: Andy Cannavino, George Lilja
All-Americans: Anthony Carter, George Lilja
All-Conference: Mike Trgovac, Butch Woolfolk, Mel Owens, Andy Cannavino, Anthony Carter, Ed Muransky, George Lilja, Kurt Becker, Bubba Paris, John Powers
Most Valuable Player: Anthony Carter
Meyer Morton Award: George Lilja
John Maulbetsch Award: Keith Bostic
Frederick Matthei Award: Norm Betts
Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: John Wangler
Trainer: Russ Miller
Assistant coaches: Tirrel Burton, Lloyd Carr, Tim Davis, Jerry Hanlon, Bill McCartney, Jerry Meter, Les Miles, Gary Moeller, Paul Schudel, Bob Thornbladh, Ron Vanderlinden, Milan Vooletich
Manager: Dennis Hammond

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Preseason12
Northwestern 11/- 09/13 H W 17-10 100,824
Notre Dame 14/8 09/20 A L 27-29 59,075
South Carolina 17/- 09/27 H L 14-17 104,213
California   -/- 10/04 H W 38-13 104,621
Michigan State   -/- 10/11 H W 27-23 105,263
Minnesota   -/- 10/18 A W 37-14 56,297
Illinois (HC)   -/- 10/25 H W 45-14 105,109
Indiana 18/- 11/01 A W 35-0 52,071
Wisconsin 12/- 11/08 A W 24-0 69,560
Purdue 11/16 11/15 H W 26-0 105,831
Ohio State 10/5 11/22 A W 9-3 88,827
Washington  5/16 01/01 1 W 23-6 104,863
Totals: 322-1291,056,443

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1 - Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Starting Lineups Offense         
PositionPlayer
split end Alan Mitchell (12)
left tackle Bubba Paris (12)
left guard John Powers (11)
Tom Dixon
center George Lilja (12)
right guard Kurt Becker (12)
right tackle Ed Muransky (12)
tight end Norm Betts (11)
Chuck Christian
wide receiver Anthony Carter (12)
quarterback John Wangler (10)
Rich Hewlett
fullback Stan Edwards (12)
tailback Butch Woolfolk (6)
Lawrence Ricks (6)
Starting Lineups Defense         
PositionPlayer
defensive tackle Winfred Carraway (5)
Cedric Coles (3)
Dave Nicolau (3)
Jeff Shaw
middle guard Jeff Shaw (8)
Tony Kelsie (3)
Winfred Carraway
defensive tackle Mike Trgovac (11)
Cedric Coles
outside linebacker Robert Thompson (12)
outside linebacker Mel Owens (11)
Mike Lemirande
inside linebacker Andy Cannavino (11)
James Herrmann
inside linebacker Paul Girgash (12)
ws cornerback Brian Carpenter (11)
Marion Body
ss cornerback Marion Body (11)
Gerald Diggs
strong safety Keith Bostic (8)
Jeff Reeves (2)
Jeff Cohen (2)
free safety Tony Jackson (10)
Keith Bostic (2)

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Back Row
Fred Mushinski, Jerry Hanlon, Lloyd Carr, Fritz Seyferth, Jerry Meter, Ron Vanderlinden, Milan Vooletich, Mike Gittleson, Les Miles, Paul Schudel, Bob Thornbladh, Bill McCartney, Tim Davis, Tirrel Burton
8th Row
Dennis Hammond, Jon Falk, Brad Maxon, Mike Melnyk, Fritz Burgess, Roger Joseph, John Lanman, Rolie Zagnoli, John Ferens, Larry Cerasi, Jeff Nate, Cedric Smith, Russ Miller
7th Row
Evan Cooper, Vincent Bean, Tom Dixon, Glen Dwyer, Nate Rodgers, Jeff Shaw, Mike Wilson, Larry Sweeney, Ron Prusa, Doug James, Bob Dana, Mike Boren, Carlton Rose, Tim Anderson
6th Row
Evan Cooper, Vincent Bean, Tom Dixon, Glen Dwyer, Nate Rodgers, Jeff Shaw, Mike Wilson, Larry Sweeney, Ron Prusa, Doug James, Bob Dana, Mike Boren, Carlton Rose, Tim Anderson
6th Row
Don Bracken, Greg Armstrong, Kerry Smith, Steve Smith, Dave Hall, Vince DeFelice, Stefan Humphries, Milt Carthens, Rod Lyles, Jerry DiOrio, Dave Meredith, Harry Gosier, Tom Hassel, Greg Powell
5th Row
Ali Haji-Sheikh, Nate Davis, Ricky Davis, John Lott, Duke Haynes, Jim Herrmann, Dan Yarano, Todd Triplett, Joe Mosketti, Scott Roberts, Marshall Parks, Kevin Smith, Bill Jacoby, Frank Raiford
4th Row
Anthony Carter, Larry Ricks, Rich Hewlett, Jerry Burgei, Keith Bostic, Jerald Ingram, Winfred Carraway, Craig Dunaway, Tom Neal, Vincent Shaw, Jeff Cohen, Don Ryan, Brad Fischer, Paul Girgash, Kenny Gear
3rd Row
Mike Czarnota, Fred Brockington, Robert Thompson, Jeff Felten, Tom Garrity, Bubba Paris, Ed Muransky, Rich Strenger, Mike Lemirande, Mark Warth*, Zeke Wallace, Cedric Coles, Sanford Washington, Tony Kelsie
2nd Row
Oliver Johnson, Brian Carpenter, Tony Jackson, Butch Woolfolk, Jim Breaugh, Fred Motley, Chuck Christian, Kelly Keough, Tom Wandersleben, Brad Bates, Norm Betts, Jeff Reaves, Marion Body, Karl Tech
Front Row
Alan Mitchell, Tony Osbun, Kurt Becker, Mike Trgovac, John Wangler, George Lilja, Mel Owens, John Powers, Gerald Diggs, Andy Cannavino, Dave Nicolau, Stan Edwards, Rod Feaster, Stu Harris, Coach "Bo" Schembechler

1980 Team at 1981 Rose Bowl

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